In a full-fledged plan to give an edge to Apple’s iPad, Nvidia is going to come up with its own new platform dubbed as Kai. Although, not to forget iPad is one of the most lovable tablets currently in the market, but with a price tag starting at $499, it is not feasible for many to have it.
During the company’s annual meeting of stockholder which held last week, Nvidia vice-president Rob Csonger unveiled plans to offer a quad-core platform based around the Tegra 3 tablet and that too for mere $199, giving a stronger edge to other tablet in the market including Apple’s iPad as well as Amazon Kindle.
“Our strategy on Android is simply to enable quad-core tablets running Android Ice Cream Sandwich to be developed and brought out to market at the $199 price point,” said Csonger. “The way we do that is a platform we’ve developed called Kai. So this uses a lot of the secret sauce that’s inside Tegra 3 to allow you to develop a tablet at a much lower cost, by using a lot of innovation that we’ve developed to reduce the power that’s used by the display and use lower cost components within the tablet.”
If this really turns true, it would be a tablet war again but with a new player in the market this time.